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Circumcision

Circumcision

Picture of a natural penis and a circumcised penis

Male circumcision is a surgery to remove the foreskin, a fold of skin that covers and protects the rounded tip of the penis.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Last Revised January 27, 2012

Last Revised: January 27, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics

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